History waits for no man, but a group of dedicated volunteers is assembling the last five decades of Morrin history for a second book for the village.
The original Morrin history book, “Blooming Prairie: A History of Morrin and District” was published in 1970. A lot of history has happened since then and the committee wants to put it down on paper for the ages.
“We are progressing fairly well. We have been contacting people who have been in or around the community since 1970, we are just waiting for stories,” said Diane Wolf of the History Book Committee.
They are asking for stories from the last 50 years of life in Morrin. These could be family history or histories of businesses, sports teams, organizations or simply fun oral anecdotes that ought to be written down.
She says the committee wants to reach out to anyone who may have played a role in the community over the last 50 years, who they haven’t contacted. While the book focuses on the last 50 years, they certainly wouldn’t turn down something that predates that era.
“We are looking for people who had a business in Morrin, lived in the community, worked at the school or were teachers at the school, if they want to submit something we would very much appreciate it,” said Wolf. “It doesn’t have to be a lengthy thing, you can just tell us where you have been and what you have done, or what your family has done.”
The district includes Morrin, Sunbeam, Lloyd George, Hillsgreen, Anthill, Golden Grain, and Lake McKee School Districts.
The committee has set a deadline for content for the end of December of this year. Those wishing to submit can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies can be mailed to Diana Wolf at Box 202 Morrin, AB T0J2B0.
The hope is to launch the book at the 2020 Morrin Homecoming on July 31, 2020. Books can already be preordered.
For more information contact committee president Daryl DeMille at 403-321-0235 or any committee member.